It’s a small glimmer of hope for summer 2020 in Marbella
The British Embassy in Madrid today confirmed that UK tourists will be among those permitted to enter Spanish borders from June 21
After a video conference with the autonomous regions on Sunday (pictured), Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that it would reopen its borders to most European visitors from June 21, 10 days earlier than previously planned, in a further easing of coronavirus restrictions.
From June 21 – when the state of emergency ends – it will allow the entry of visitors from the European Union and the open-border Schengen area, which also includes non-EU countries such as Switzerland and Norway, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya tweeted.
British visitors will be able to travel to Spain from June 21 since Britain is still considered part of the EU.
Visitors from outside the EU or Schengen area will be able to visit Spain from July 1, though that will hinge on their country’s public health situation, Laya said.
“Tourism is a key sector for the economic recovery,” Pedro Sanchez told a news briefing. “We have been able to corner the virus in our country and on the European continent… but the risk has not disappeared.”
Sanchez said Spain’s land border with Portugal would remain closed till July 1 because Lisbon had requested it.